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The Multidimensional Chromatography (MDC) Workshop
The Multidimensional Chromatography (MDC) Workshop draws experts in this exciting field to share and discuss their research. This workshop was created and organized by Prof. Eric Reiner at the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) in Toronto.

15th Multidimensional Chromatography Workshop (MDCW)

10 - 12. January 2024
In 2024, the 15th workshop will be hosted in person in Los Angeles, California. The Multidimensional Chromatography (MDC) Workshop draws experts in this exciting field to share and discuss their research.
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15th Multidimensional Chromatography Workshop (MDCW)

15th Multidimensional Chromatography Workshop (MDCW)

In 2024, the 15th workshop will be hosted in person in Los Angeles, California. The workshop will be shared between key speaker presentations, flash presentations, poster presentations, and focus group discussions on the challenges and the futures of the field. The workshop is dedicated to all multidimensional techniques.

💡 Recordings of lectures available at YouTube playlist The Multidimensional Chromatography (MDC) Workshop

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Registration - 2024

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👉 Registration - 2024

The registration deadline is January 1st, 2024.

Key Dates

  • September 1, 2023: Sponsorship agreement deadline
  • September 30, 2023: Deadline for abstract submission
  • October 15, 2023: Notification of abstract acceptances
  • November 1, 2023: Preliminary program release
  • November 15, 2023: Deadline for last minute posters
  • January 1, 2024: Registration Deadline and final program release
  • January 10-12, 2024: Conference dates

Preliminary Program

The Guidebook and the Abstract book can be downloaded below when available. The Guidebook contains the program and all other pertinent conference information.

Keynote Speakers 2024

MDCW: Keynote Speakers 2024: Dr. Gwen O'Sullivan, Dr. Sarah Prebihalo, Dr. Qinggang Wang, Dr. Thomas Bouvarel

Dr. Gwen O'Sullivan
  • Professor & Vice Dean Research & Scholarship, Mount Royal University

Title of Keynote Lecture: From Wildfire Origins to Courtroom Verdicts: Exploring Arson Investigations with Multidimensional Chromatography

Gwen is an environmental chemist specializing in Environmental Forensics, particularly in wildfire forensics, arson investigation, air monitoring, and risk assessment. She combines analytical chemistry and environmental science to study the origins and behavior of pollutants and their environmental impacts. Over the course of her career, in industry, consultancy, and academia, Gwen has developed technical expertise in the areas of wildfire forensics, environmental chemistry, environmental forensics, air quality, and contaminated land and groundwater. She has worked environmental forensic investigations involving compounds of concerns including ignitable liquids, drilling fluids, petroleum hydrocarbons, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenlys, polychlorinated dibenso-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans, methane, and nitrates. She has also authored numerous scientific articles, edited book series, and successfully competed for research grants both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Sarah Prebihalo
  • Chemist, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Title of Keynote Lecture: From research to routine analysis - The role of GC×GC in the regulatory space

Sarah Prebihalo is a Chemist at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Maryland as a part of the Office of Regulatory Science at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). Sarah worked as a laboratory technician at Procter and Gamble for 2 years after obtaining her Bachelor’s in Chemistry, before moving to Pennsylvania to obtain her Masters in Forensic Chemistry at Penn State. In 2015 she began working towards her PhD in Chemistry at the University of Washington in Seattle, which she obtained in 2020. After completing a 2 year postdoctoral fellowship at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, she transitioned to her current role as Chemist and is involved in non-targeted method development for foods and dietary supplements using GC×GC.

Dr. Qinggang Wang
  • Scientific Director, Chemical Process Development, Bristol Myers Squibb

Title of Keynote Lecture: Two-dimensional liquid chromatography for small molecule pharmaceutical analysis – more knowledge in less time

Qinggang Wang, Ph.D., is a Scientific Director in Chemical Process Development in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. He received his B.S. in Chemistry and Ph. D. in Analytical Chemistry from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. His work has been focused on CMC analytical supports for various projects within BMS portfolio, inclding small molecules, synthetic peptides and oligonuleotides. He has authored or co-authored 18 peer-reviewed publications and three book chapters in analytical science. His research focuses on application of novel analytical techniques to pharmaceutical analysis. He is the recipient of BMS BMSIARC award for outstanding achievement in analytical science in 2019.

Dr. Thomas Bouvarel
  • Senior Scientist, Department of Analytical Protein Chemistry, Genentech

Title of Keynote Lecture: On-line Multi-Dimensional LC/MS: The Next-Generation Tool for Real-Time Monitoring of Antibody Quality Attributes in Biopharmaceutical Processes

Thomas Bouvarel is currently Senior Scientist in the Department of Analytical Protein Chemistry at Genentech (a member of Roche group) in South San Francisco, California. He received his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Sorbonne University, France. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, he joined Genentech. His research involves the development and implementation of novel multi-dimensional liquid chromatography methodologies for the characterization and on-line monitoring of biomacromolecules.

Guided Discussion Groups 2024

Advantages and Limitations of GC×GC in Government and Industrial Laboratories
  • Haleigh Boswell (Chevron Technology Center)
  • Sarah Prebihalo (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

Comprehensive gas chromatography (GC×GC) is a common technique used in government and industrial laboratories; however, it has struggled to gain widespread acceptance due to perceived complexity and a lack of standardized and validated methods. Furthermore, the technique is not directly comparable to historical data sets and previously used analytical techniques. Overcoming these challenges and limitations in non-academic laboratories is a critical aspect of research by experts and advanced GC×GC users. Advanced users must be vocal advocates, highlighting the advantages of GC×GC in cases where the additional separation data can be advantageous. By addressing the benefits and limitations of this technique, this discussion will aim to address how we may elevate GC×GC in industrial and government laboratories, including, but not limited to, the role of obtaining employment in these sectors, allowing for further integration into the GC×GC community.

Preliminary Results in the Development of a System Performance Standard Reference Test Mixture for Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography
  • Jean-Marie D. Dimandja (FDA/ORA)
  • Pierre-Hugues Stefanuto (University of Liege)

GC×GC system performance is influenced by many parameters, including modulator type, column set, detection method, and data processing software. This discussion will be focused on the development of a standard test mixture that can be used to compare GC×GC system performance across instruments and laboratories.

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